All Things Parenting

Inside Martyn’s Thoughts: A Spoonful of Fear – Single Dad, Parents Article

I overheard a child the other day talking about his dad to his sibling.He started by saying “There’s a difference between mum and dad when they tell you off”.Growing up we had the “wait until your father gets home” repeatedly said to us when, in fact, the one we were primarily worried about upsetting was mum.Dad was the laid back one.Mum was a classic 80s parent. She was the woman who would fight your corner against the teacher who was…

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Inside Martyn’s Thoughts: Falling Short – Single Dad, Parents Article

I’ve said it so many times but the best thing to ever happen to me as a person and as a parent was to separate from the boys mum.Don’t get me wrong; this isn’t a reflection of her or our marriage but more as me as a person.8 years ago I wasn’t the man that I am today.A lot has changed.Separating from the boys mum, going through a divorce, losing my mum suddenly, moving home several times, selling previously owned…

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Inside Martyn’s Thoughts: Playing Outside – Single Dad, Parents Article

Being an 80s child I loved the freedom to go outside. I would explore, ride my bike, climb trees, knock for my friends and end up having a gang of kids who lived near by playing all together.It was a good childhood.There was, of course, strict rules from my mum.You couldn’t be rude to adults or other children. If you were in trouble you should stay with your friends, call home, go straight home or call the police.You had a…

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Brick History at The Historic Dockyard, Chatham – Single Dad, Parents Article

 I often receive emails asking if we are interested in going to one event or another and although I think many would like these events I usually turn them down if they either don’t strike something we would all be interested in as a family or are not educational for Home Ed. It has always just been something that I have done and never mean it to be a negative to the event we have been invited to. Recently,…

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